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Price: Health reform vote to stand test of time

Posted April 7, 2010

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— Enacting nationwide health care reform is a landmark decision that has provided immediate benefits for Americans, 4th District Congressman David Price said Wednesday.

"I feel very strongly that this is a vote not only in the interests of our community and our country, but one that will stand the historic test of time," Price said, comparing it to the creation of Social Security and Medicare.

Congressman David Price Price stands behind health reform vote

Congressional budget analysts have shown that the reforms will pay for themselves and will help cut the national deficit over the next 20 years, he said.

"Some of that requires savings within health care itself. Some of it requires some revenue from outside," he said. "But it's basically paid for."

Price dismissed efforts by Republicans to repeal the law and by some states to challenge its constitutionality in the courts. He said both are purely political moves.

"People hope to make hay politically, and I hope that they will soon see that this law promises immediate benefits," he said.

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  • etshoney Apr 8, 2010

    WHY does anyone report what this man has to say. He hasn't had an original idea or thought during his entire career. Goodbye David, Hello Frank Roche!!!!

  • WRALSUCKS Apr 8, 2010

    "Their only plan: lower taxes for the rich ..."

    I suppose the fact that over 50% of taxes paid come from the top 5% wage earners is completely lost on you. But then facts are so inconvenient when you're creating a straw man.

  • ladyblue Apr 8, 2010

    I can say without a doubt though if I'm living come next election you will not get my vote, so that at the moment is the only thing I am sure of.

  • ladyblue Apr 8, 2010

    Yes the test of time will tell if this is facts or fiction just like the unemployment wouldn't reach over 9% calculations. I hope they figured this one more accurately than the job market.

  • WRALSUCKS Apr 8, 2010

    "States are hurting financially all over the country and now some of these states want to spend millions of state dollars to sue the Federal government over a law that would provide better health insurance for millions of Americans?"

    Nice dream. You forgot the part about someone having to pay for this fantasy.

    There's always nagging little details, aren't there?

  • 5Rs Apr 8, 2010

    RockGuitar, it isn't the "better health insurance" that is the issue. It is the other 2000 pages of corruption in the bill.

  • Roland K. Apr 8, 2010

    States are hurting financially all over the country and now some of these states want to spend millions of state dollars to sue the Federal government over a law that would provide better health insurance for millions of Americans? What audacity!! I can't wait to see these ignoramuses tell their constituents that they don't agree with this bill, so we have to go back to old way of doing things: bankruptcy due to health issues, dropped insurance coverage becuase of getting sick, inability to get sick children insured. Rethuglicans all around! Their only plan: lower taxes for the rich and less regulation. yeah that really works!

  • WRALSUCKS Apr 8, 2010

    Spoken by the true DemocRat operative you are, Mr Price.

    It will be my please to spend money,time and energy to see you removed from office at the next election.

  • whatusay Apr 8, 2010

    Price can always get a job a a comedian when he leaves office in November. He is funny.

  • whatusay Apr 8, 2010

    What happened to a state constitutional amendment convention where under Art 5 of the constitution states can trump federal powers and limit them with 3/4 voting to do so. That seems the logical step to repeal the health care bill without having to go through the courts.

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